University of Wisconsin-Madison Professional French Masters Program student Bailey Hacker, a high school French teacher in Indiana, talks about her experience in the PFMP Summer Institute for Teachers.
The Summer Institute is a hybrid master’s program that allows working French teachers to do a master’s degree in twenty-five months, combining two short summer sessions in the Institute at Madison with online coursework during the year and a professional internship in the French-speaking world in a variety of professional settings–from language schools to environmental NGOs to music and film festivals.
Some teachers may choose to attend the institute by earning a nine-credit Capstone Certificate of French Studies. Certificate students have access to all program courses, including the internship, and may apply credits earned toward the master’s degree afterward.
Teachers in the Summer Institute gain access to:
- Graduate-level training in French language and francophone cultures,
- cutting-edge research and practice in teaching and second-language pedagogy,
- unique skill development and experience in strategic communication, stakeholder relations, branding and marketing—to help you promote your French language program in your school, community and with your own alumni.